2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

POSC 31713 Freedom, Order and Equality in American Politics

The class will examine the perennial dilemmas between freedom, order and equality especially as they pertain to political ideology and public policy. To understand the dilemmas, we will examine the basic structure of our government with special attention paid to the structural tensions that augment these dilemmas. Next we will look at how the dilemmas surface in contemporary debate among liberals and conservatives and how the dilemmas impact the definition of policies in the United States.